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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

flashback: James & Kati Kim

I woke up around 4 this morning, achy and sick. I'm down with something, and I've been sleeping most the day away, folding in some bad TV.

I think I'm suffering from deja vu; one year ago, the Kim family went missing just a few hours south from here, lost on a snowy road. One year ago, I was sick and sleepy and I would wake up just to hear the news as it came in: the search, Kati and the girls being rescued, and finally, when they recovered James's body.

This story just sticks with me and doesn't let me go.

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I may not come a calling today. I'm pretty incoherent. I'll catch up with you all soon.

17 comments:

Irene said...

Hey, I just posted too and was surfing when I saw yours...

Sorry to hear you're sick and will be sending prayers your way. But even more sad to hear about the Kim's story again. That was heartbreaking! Chris and I almost did the same thing taking some back road trying to get back home after visiting Grandma in Sacramento a couple winters ago. Makes you stop and think... hard.

Kimberly said...

Wow...hurting head and hurting heart. Hope you recover soon.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

I remember being preoccupied about this family last year, too. So scary & sad.

Sending you good vibes; I'm pretty sure they're healthy :)

Adventures in Baby Fat said...

That story always sticks, especially given just how close they are to me. Still so, so sad.

Now it's my turn to give you well wishes and hope you start feeling better soon!! I'm sorry you're feeling so crummy.

lapoflux said...

What a terrible story - the kind of thing that isn't supposed to happen in these modern times, cell phones and all that.
Hope you are feeling better in the morning - is chicken soup allowed on the vegan diet? (not on real vegan diets I know, but on your kind?)

Lisa Milton said...

I slept all day (pretty much) and drank broth and kombucha tea.

I feel tons better, certainly well rested. ;)

JCK said...

I'm so sorry you are sick. It is a tragic story, and not hard to imagine how it could have happened. Rest up and we'll be back to read when you're well. :)

Scribbit said...

That story happened when I first started blogging and it's odd how you have markers like that that stick with you. It was so sad.

K. said...

I'm in Oregon, too, and I remember almost feeling guilty about what happened to them, as though we should have somehow taken better care of our visitors.

So tragic.

sognatrice said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. I have some ricotta pound cake over at my place today if you need a little comfort food ;)

Beck said...

That story really haunted me, too. Get better.

Oh, The Joys said...

Feel better friend!

Mrs. G. said...

Take your vitamins and feel better.

Suzanne said...

I remember being glued to CNN when this story broke, and in the horrible hours of waiting that followed. I was so sad for the wife and those girls.

Can't believe it's been a year already.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

flutter said...

I know this one hurts me too, I hope you feel better.

Melanie said...

I hope you're feeling better.

You know, the Kims' story just wrecked me. Maybe because they were so much like my little family, I couldn't help but imagine the four of us in their shoes. Every time I think about James setting out to find some kind of help for his three girls, my heart breaks. And I squeeze all my babies a little tighter.

Marisa said...

Good for people to know.